Gigabyte GA-7TESM User Manual
Gigabyte GA-7TESM User Manual

Gigabyte GA-7TESM User Manual

Dual xeon processor motherboard


Dual Xeon Processor Motherboard
USER'S Manual
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Processor Motherboard
Rev. 1001


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  • Page 1 GA-7TESM Dual Xeon Processor Motherboard USER’S Manual Xeon Processor Motherboard ® Rev. 1001 The WEEE marking on the product indicates this product must not be disposed of with user's other household waste and must be handed over to a designated collection point for the recycling of waste electrical and electronic equipment!! The WEEE marking applies only in European Union's member states.
  • Page 2: Table Of Contents

    Table of Content Table of Contents Item Checklist ..................4 Chapter 1 Introduction ................5 1.1. Considerations Prior to Installation ............5 1.2. Features Summary ................6 1.3. GA-7TEWH-RH Motherboard Component .......... 8 Chapter 2 Hardware Installation Process ..........11 2.1.
  • Page 3 GA-7TESM Motherboard System Management ...................... 62 Console Redirection ......................63 Boot ......................65 Exit ......................66...
  • Page 4: Item Checklist

     The GA-7TESM motherboard  Serial ATA cable x 6  I/O Shield Kit  CD for motherboard driver & utility  GA-7TESM quick reference guide * The items listed above are for reference only, and are subject to change without notice.
  • Page 5: Chapter 1 Introduction

    2. Damage as a result of violating the conditions recommended in the user manual. 3. Damage due to improper installation. 4. Damage due to use of uncertified components. 5. Damage due to use exceeding the permitted parameters. 6. Product determined to be an unofficial Gigabyte product.
  • Page 6: Features Summary

    Introduction 1.2. Features Summary Form Factor  12” x 13” EATX size form factor, 8 layers PCB  Supports Dual Intel Xeon Nehalem-EP 2S / ® ® Westmere processors  Xeon Quad Core in LGA 1366 socket ®  Supports QuickPath Interconnect up to 6.4GT/s ...
  • Page 7 GA-7TESM Motherboard  2 x mini SAS connector (optional)  1 x front panel connecctor  1 x PSMI connecctor  4 x System fan cable connector  2 x CPU fan cable connectors Rear Panel I/O  P/S 2 Keyboard and Mouse Connectors ...
  • Page 8 Introduction 1.3. GA-7TESM Motherboard Component Code Description CPU0 Primary CPU CPU1 Secondary CPU Intel Tylersburg-36D IOH Intel ICH10R U148 ITE IT8720F Super I/O controller LSI SAS2008 SAS controller (**Optional) ServerEngines PilotII Intel 82576EB GbE controller U150/U152 Intel 82574L GbE controllers (Optional)
  • Page 9 GA-7TESM Motherboard Code Description SATA3 SATA3 data cable connector SATA4 SATA4 data cable connector SATA5 SATA5 data cable connector F_PANEL1 Front panel connector USB1 USB cable connector COMB1 COM cable connector PCI1 PCI 32bit/33MHz slot PCI-E3 PCI-E x8 slot (Gen2 at x4 bandwidth)
  • Page 10 GA-7TESM Motherboard...
  • Page 11: Chapter 2 Hardware Installation Process

    Hardware Installation Process Chapter 2 Hardware Installation Process 2.1. Installing Processor and CPU Haet Sink Before installing the processor and cooling fan, adhere to the following cautions: 1. The processor will overheat without the heatsink and/or fan, resulting in permanent irreparable damage.
  • Page 12: Installing Heat Sink

    GA-7TESM Motherboard 2.1.2. Installing Heat Sink Step 1 Attach the heat sink clip to the processor socket. Step 2 Secure the cooing fan with screws. Step 3 Connect processor fan can cable to the processor fanconnector...
  • Page 13: Installing Memory Modules

    Hardware Installation Process 2.2. Installing memory modules Before installing the memory modules, please comply with the following conditions: 1. Please make sure that the memory is supported by the motherboard. It is recommended to use the memory with similar capacity, specifications and brand. 2.
  • Page 14: Installation Steps

    Hardware Installation Process Installation Steps: Step 1. Insert the DIMM memory module vertically into the DIMM slot, and push it down. Step 2. Close the plastic clip at both edges of the DIMM slots to lock the DIMM module. NOTE! DIMM must be populated in order starting from DIMMA1/D1 socket. For dual-channel operation, DIMMs must be installed in matched pairs.
  • Page 15 GA-7TESM Motherboard U-DIMM Population Table Channel A Channel B Channel C P0C0D0 P0C0D1 P0C0D2 P0C1D0 P0C1D1 P0C1D2 P0C2D0 P0C2D1 P0C2D2 P1C0D0 P1C0D1 P1C0D2 P1C1D0 P1C1D1 P1C1D2 P1C2D0 P1C2D1 P1C2D2 Single-Rank Single-Rank Single-Rank Dual-Rank Dual-Rank Dual-Rank U-DIMM Single-Rank Single-Rank Single-Rank Single-Rank...
  • Page 16 GA-7TESM Motherboard R-DIMM Population Table Channel A Channel B Channel C P0C0D0 P0C0D1 P0C0D2 P0C1D0 P0C1D1 P0C1D2 P0C2D0 P0C2D1 P0C2D2 P1C0D0 P1C0D1 P1C0D2 P1C1D0 P1C1D1 P1C1D2 P1C2D0 P1C2D1 P1C2D2 Single-Rank Single-Rank Single-Rank Dual-Rank Dual-Rank Dual-Rank Quad-Rank Quad-Rank Quad-Rank Single-Rank Single-Rank...
  • Page 17: Connect Ribbon Cables, Cabinet Wires, And Power Supply

    Hardware Installation Process 2.3. Connect ribbon cables, cabinet wires, and power supply 2.3.1. I/O Back Panel Introduction...
  • Page 18 GA-7TESM Motherboard PS/2 Keyboard and PS/2 Mouse Connector To install a PS/2 port keyboard and mouse, plug the mouse to the upper port (green) and the keyboard to the lower port (purple). Serial Port Connects to serial-based mouse or data processing devices.
  • Page 19 Hardware Installation Process LAN LED Description LED2 (Green/Yellow) LED1 (Green) Name Color Condition Description LED1 Green LAN Link / no Access Green BLINK LAN Access Idle LED2 10Mbps connection Green BLINK Port identification with 10 Mbps connection Green 100Mbps connection Green BLINK Port identification with 100Mbps connection...
  • Page 20: Connectors Introduction

    GA-7TESM Motherboard 2.4. Connectors Introduction 1. ATX1 12. SYS_FAN3 (System fan connector) 2. 12V_AUX1 13. FAN_CPU0 (CPU0 fan cable connector) 3. 12V_AUX0 14. FAN_CPU1 (CPU1 fan cable connector) 4. COMB1 15. BAT1 5. USB1 (Front USB cable connector) 16. IPMB1 6.
  • Page 21 GA-7TESM Motherboard 1/2/3 ) ATX1/12V_AUX0/12V_AUX1 (24-pin/8-pin ATX power connectors) With the use of the power connector, the power supply can supply enough stable power to all the components on the motherboard. Before connecting the power connector, please make sure that all components and devices are properly installed.
  • Page 22 Connector Introduction Pin No. Definition Pin No. Definition 3.3V 3.3V 3.3V -12V PS_ON(soft On/Off) Power Good 5V SB(stand by +5V) +12V +12V(Only for 24-pin ATX) +5V (Only for 24-pin ATX) 3.3V(Only for 24-pin ATX) GND(Only for 24-pin ATX)
  • Page 23 GA-7TESM Motherboard 4 ) COMB1 Pin No. Definition DCD- SIN2 SOUT2 DTR2- DSR2- RTS2- 9 10 CTS2- RI2- 5 ) USB1 (USB cable connector) Be careful with the polarity of the front USB connector. Check the pin assignment carefully while you connect the front USB cable, incorrect connection between the cable and connector will make the device unable to work or even damage it.
  • Page 24 Connector Introduction 6 ) F_PANEL (2X12 Pins Front Panel connector) Please connect the power LED, PC speaker, reset switch and power switch of your chassis front panel to the F_PANEL connector according to the pin assignment above. Pin No. Signal Name Description Power LED + Power LED Signal anode (+)
  • Page 25 Connector Introduction 7 ) SATA 0~5 (Serial ATA cable connectors) SATA 3Gb/s can provide up to 300MB/s stransfer rate. Please refer to the BIOS setting for the SATA 3Gb/s and install the proper driver in order to work properly. Pin No. Definition SATA5 SATA4...
  • Page 26 GA-7TESM Motherboard 9~14 ) FAN_CPU0/1 / FAN_SYS1/2/3/4 (CPU fan / System fan cable connectors) The cooler fan power connector supplies a +12V power voltage via a 3-pin/4-pin(CPU_FAN) power connector and possesses a foolproof connection design. Most coolers are designed with color-coded power connector wires. A red power connector wire indicates a positive connection and requires a +12V power voltage.
  • Page 27 Connector Introduction 15 ) BAT (Battery) If you want to erase CMOS... 1.Turn OFF the computer and unplug the power cord. 2.Remove the battery, wait for 30 second. 3.Re-install the battery. 4.Plug the power cord and turn ON the computer. CAUTION ...
  • Page 28 GA-7TESM Motherboard 17/18 ) SGPIO_JP2/SGPIO_JP1 (ICH10 SGPIO connectors) SGPIO is stands for Serial General Purpose Input/Output which is a 4-signal (or 4-wire) bus used between a Host Bus Adapter (HBA) and a backplane. Out of the 4 signals, 3 are driven by the HBA and 1 is driven by the backplane.
  • Page 29: Jumper Setting

    Jumper Setting 2.5. Jumper Setting...
  • Page 30 GA-7TESM Motherboard 1 ) CLR_CMOS1 (Clear CMOS jumper) You may clear the CMOS data to its default values by this jumper. 1-2 close: Normal operation (Default setting) 2-3 close: Clear CMOS 2 ) CLR_RTC1 (Clear RTC jumper) 1-2 close: Normal operation (Default setting)
  • Page 31: Chapter 3 Bios Setup

    GA-7TESM Motherboard BIOS Setup BIOS (Basic Input and Output System) includes a CMOS SETUP utility which allows user to configure required settings or to activate certain system features. The CMOS SETUP saves the configuration in the CMOS SRAM of the motherboard.
  • Page 32: Getting Help

    BIOS Setup GETTING HELP Main Menu The on-line description of the highlighted setup function is displayed at the bottom of the screen. Status Page Setup Menu / Option Page Setup Menu Press F1 to pop up a small help window that describes the appropriate keys to use and the possible selections for the highlighted item.
  • Page 33: Main

    GA-7TESM Motherboard Main Once you enter Phoenix BIOS Setup Utility, the Main Menu (Figure 1) will appear on the screen. Use arrow keys to select among the items and press <Enter> to accept or enter the sub-menu. Figure 1: Main System Date Set the System Date.
  • Page 34: Advanced

    BIOS Setup Advanced About This Section: Advanced With this section, allowing user to configure your system for advanced operation. User can set the Processor configuration, Memory configuration, Advanced chipset control, PCI configuration , SATA configuration, I/O Device configuration, Boot configuration, and Thermal and Acoustic configuration.
  • Page 35: Processor Configuration

    GA-7TESM Motherboard Processor Configuration Figure 2-1: Processor Configuration...
  • Page 36 BIOS Setup Figure 2-1: Processor Configuration Processor Configuration This category includes the information of CPU Speed, Processor ID ,Processor L2 / L3 Cache, and QPI Frequency. And setup sub-menu for CPU Power Management. Please note that setup menu options will be variable depends on the type of CPU. Multiprocessor Specification This option allows user to configure the multiprocessor(MP) specification revision level.
  • Page 37: Execute Disable Bit

    GA-7TESM Motherboard Enabled Enable Intel Virtualization Technology. (Default setting) Disabled Disable this function. Execute Disable Bit Enabled Enable Execute Disable Bit. (Default setting) Disabled Disable this function. Hardware Prefetcher The Hardware Prefetcher looks the streams of data. The data is prefetched into L2 from external memory.
  • Page 38: Active Processor Cores

    BIOS Setup Disabled Disable NUMA Aware. ACPI SRAT Report Enabled Enable ACPI SRAT Report. (Default setting) Disabled Disable ACPI SRAT Report. Active Processor Cores Options One Core, Two cores, Max Cores. Default setting is Max Cores. Hyper-Threading Technology Enabled Enable Intel Hyper Threading Technology. (Default setting) Disabled Disable Intel Hyper Threading Technology.
  • Page 39: Power Management

    GA-7TESM Motherboard Power Management Figure 2-1-1: Power Management EIST (GV3) & C State Enabled Enable EIST (GV3) and C State items. (Default setting) Disabled Disable EIST (GV3) and C State items. EIST (GV3) Enabled Enable EIST (GV3. (Default setting) Disabled Disable EIST (GV3).
  • Page 40: Turbo Mode

    BIOS Setup SW_ALL In SW_ALL mode, the OS Power Manager is responsible for coordinating the P-state among loical processors with dependencies and must initiate the transition on all of those Logical Processors. SW_ANY In SW_ANY mode, the OS Power Manager is responsible for corrdinating the P-state among logical processors with dependencies and may initiate the transition on any of those Logical Processors .
  • Page 41 GA-7TESM Motherboard state. (Default setting) Disabled Disable CPU C6 Report. Package C State Limit Desired state for the C-State package limit. Options C0, C1 State, C3 State, C6 State, C7 State, No Limit. The default setting is No Limit. ACPI MWAIT Extensions Enabled CST using MWAIT extension isenabled for OSPM use.
  • Page 42: Memory Configuration

    BIOS Setup Memory Configuration Figure 2-2: Memory Configuration...
  • Page 43: Memory Frequency

    GA-7TESM Motherboard Base Memory/Extended Memory/DIMM Status These category is display-only which is determined by POST (Power On Self Test) of the BIOS. Memory Reset Select ‘Yes’, system will clear the memory error status. Save the changes and restart system. After rebooting system, the Memory Reset item will set to ‘No’...
  • Page 44: Advanced Chipset Configuration

    GA-7TESM Motherboard Advanced Chipset Configuration Figure 2-3: Advanced Chipset Configuration...
  • Page 45 BIOS Setup Figure 2-3-1: Intel VT for Directed I/O (VT-d)
  • Page 46 GA-7TESM Motherboard Intel VT for Directed I/O (VT-d) Interrupt Remapping Enabled Enable Interrupt Remapping. (Default setting) Disabled Disable Interrupt Remapping. Coherency Support Enabled Enable Coherency Support. Disabled Disable Coherency Support. (Default setting) Enabled Enable ATS. (Default setting) Disabled Disable ATS.
  • Page 47 BIOS Setup QPI Frequency Selection Identify the desire value of QPI frequency. Option available: Auto, 4.800GT, 5.866GT, and 6.400GT. Default setting is Auto. QPI DCA Support Enabled Enable QPI DCA Support. (Default setting) Disabled Disable QPI DCA Support. QPI Error Report Enabled Enable QPI Error Report.
  • Page 48: Pci Configuration

    GA-7TESM Motherboard PCI Configuration Figure 2-4: PCI Configuration PCI Slot 1/2/3/4 Option ROM Enabled Enable this item to initialize device expansion ROM. (Defualt setting) Disabled Disable this function. Onboard LSI SAS OPROM Enabled Enable onboard LSI SAS device and initialize device expansion ROM.
  • Page 49 BIOS Setup Onboard LAN1 Controller Enabled Enable Onboard LAN controller. (Defualt setting) Disabled Disable this function. LAN1Option ROM Scan Enabled Enable onboard LAN1 device and initialize device expansion ROM. (Default setting) Disabled Disable this function. Onboard LAN2 Controller Enabled Enable Onboard LAN controller. (Defualt setting) Disabled Disable this function.
  • Page 50 BIOS Setup Legacy USB Support This option allows user to function support for legacy USB. Enabled Enables support for legacy USB (Default setting) Disabled Disables support for legacy USB.
  • Page 51: Sata Configuration

    GA-7TESM Motherboard SATA Configuration Figure 2-5: SATA Configuration Serial ATA Enabled Enables on-board serial ATA function. (Default setting) Disabled Disables on-board serial ATA function. SATA RAID Enable Enabled Enabled SATA RAID function. Disabled Disable this function. (Default setting) SATA AHCI Enable...
  • Page 52 BIOS Setup Disabled Disabled this function. (Default setting) SATA Port 0/1/2/3/4/5 The category identifies the types of Serial SATA hard disk from drive 1 to 6 that has been installed in the computer. System will automatically detect HDD type. Note that the specifications of your drive must match with the drive table. The hard disk will not work properly if you enter improper information for this category.
  • Page 53: I/O Deviceconfiguration

    GA-7TESM Motherboard I/O DeviceConfiguration Figure 2-6: I/O Device Configuration Serial Port A This allows users to configure serial prot A by using this option. Enabled Enable the configuration. (Default setting) Disabled Disable the configuration. Base I/O Address/IRQ 3F8-IRQ4 Set IO address to 3F8/IRQ4.(Default setting) 2F8-IRQ3 Set IO address to 2F8/IRQ3.
  • Page 54 GA-7TESM Motherboard Base I/O Address/IRQ 3F8-IRQ4 Set IO address to 3F8/IRQ4. 2F8-IRQ3 Set IO address to 2F8/IRQ3. (Default setting) 3E8-IRQ4 Set IO address to 3E8/IRQ4. 2E8-IRQ3 Set IO address to 2E8/IRQ3.
  • Page 55: Boot Deviceconfiguration

    BIOS Setup Boot DeviceConfiguration Figure 2-7: Boot Configuration Boot -time Diagnostic When this item is enabled, system will shows Diagnostic status when system boot. Enabled Enable Boot-time Diagnostic. (Default setting) Disabled Disable this function. Post Error Pause The category determines whether the computer will stop if an error is detected during power up. All Error Whenever the BIOS detects a non-fatal error the system will be stopped.
  • Page 56 GA-7TESM Motherboard NumLock This option allows user to select power-on state for NumLock. Enable NumLock. (Default setting) Disable this function.
  • Page 57 GA-7TESM Motherboard Thermal abd Acoustic Configuration Figure 2-8: Thermal and Acoustic Configuration Open loop Thermal Throttle Enabled Open loop Thermal Throttle. (Default setting) Disabled Disable Open loop Thermal Throttle. Temperature Chassis inlet This item is user defined. Use nuber key to adjust desired value.
  • Page 58 GA-7TESM Motherboard Close loop Thermal Throttle Enabled Close loop Thermal Throttle. (Default setting) Disabled Disable Close loop Thermal Throttle. Temperature Hysteresis This item is user defined. Use nuber key to adjust desired value. Temperature Guardband This item is user defined. Use nuber key to adjust desired value.
  • Page 59: Power

    GA-7TESM Motherboard Power Figure 3: Power Power On by RTC Alarm You can set item to Enabled and key in Date/Time to power on system. Enable alarm function to POWER ON system. (Default setting) Disable this function. If Resume On Time is set to On status:...
  • Page 60: After Power Failure

    BIOS Setup After Power Failure This option provides user to set the mode of operation if an AC / power loss occurs. Power On System power state when AC cord is re-plugged. Stay Off Do not power on system when AC power is back. Last State Set system to the last sate when AC power is removed.
  • Page 61: Security

    GA-7TESM Motherboard Security           About This Section: Security In this section, user can set either supervisor or user passwords, or both for different level of password securities. In addition, user also can set the virus protection for boot sector.
  • Page 62: Set User Password

    BIOS Setup Set User Password You can only enter but do not have the right to change the options of the setup menus. When you select this function, the following message will appear at the center of the screen to assist you in creating a password.
  • Page 63: Server

    GA-7TESM Motherboard Server Figure 5: Server...
  • Page 64: System Management

    BIOS Setup System Management Figure 5-1: System Management...
  • Page 65 GA-7TESM Motherboard System Management This category allows user to view the server management features. Including information of Motherboard Hardware information and software information. BMC IP Address Source Address obtained by BMC running DHCP or Static address. Option available: DHCP, Static.
  • Page 66: Console Redirection

    BIOS Setup Console Redirection Figure 5-2: Console Redirection Console Redirection If this option is set to enabled, it will use a port on the motherboard to run console redirection function. On-board COM A Use Serial Port A as the COM port address. On-board COM B Use Serial Port B as the COM port address.
  • Page 67: Terminal Type

    GA-7TESM Motherboard This option allows user to set the specified baud rate. Options 9600, 19.2k, 38.4k. Terminal Type This option allows user to select the specified terminal type. This is defined by IEEE. Options VT100, VT100 8bit, PC-ANSI 7bit, VT100+, VT-UTF8, ASCII.
  • Page 68 GA-7TESM Motherboard Console Redirection Figure 5-3: Event Log Configuration Assert NMI on SERR If thisoption is set to enabled, PCI bus system error (SERR) is enabled and is routed to NMI. Enabled Enable Assert NMI on SERR. (Default setting) Disabled Disable this function.
  • Page 69: Boot

    BIOS Setup Boot Figure 6: Boot Boot Priority Order This field determines which type of device the system attempt to boot from after PhoenixBIOS Post completed. Specifies the boot sequence from the available devices. If the first device is not a bootable device, the system will seek for next available device. Key used to view or configure devices: Up and Down arrows select a device.
  • Page 70: Exit

    GA-7TESM Motherboard Exit Figure 7: Exit About This Section: Exit Once you have changed all of the set values in the BIOS setup, you should save your changes and exit BIOS setup program. Select “Exit” from the menu bar, to display the following sub-menu.
  • Page 71: Discard Changes

    BIOS Setup      Load Setup Default if you highlight this item and press Enter, a dialog box asks if you want to install optimal settings for all the items in the Setup utility. Press the Y key to indicate Yes, and then press Enter to install the optimal settings.

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